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Pat and Deb O'Keefe both hope that by being open and honest about his prostate cancer other men will become familiar with the symptoms, see their doctors and insist on the tests necessary to diagnose the disease.

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Meg Heaton
Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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